Agreed, we weren't talking about me.
FWIW, in my experience, Italians do tend to consider themselves white,although some Northern Italians consider themselves a bit more so than Neapolitans or Sicilians.I would consider them Mediterranids.
I'm not at all sure that the term white is appropriate, simply because each person's definition is different, and it's such an ambiguous term. IMO, it would be fair to call them Caucasian because of where the various races migrated from to occupy Italy these last couple of Millennia.
The colour of an Italian's skin clearly doesn't indicate this, as you would find plenty of dark-skinned Irish and Welsh. Their culture would certainly set them apart from the rest of Europe but that's more due to their location and lifestyle that's been able to evolve over a great length of time.
As for the suggested Negro content - and I'm no expert - even if it were in their gene pool (I seriously doubt this), it wouldn't count any great deal, considering the country's occupation by other European races in the more recent times.
We shouldn't even have Italians in North America. The Mediterranean man's America is Latin America and they should be sticking with the mess they created down there.
Point:You're right.Both Armenians and Italians are scientifically considered Mediterranid.My point in my former post was that some Northern Italians, being closer to Central Europe than to Rome, Naples and Sicily, consider themselves closer in culture and ethnicity to the Austrians, French and Swiss.
That's it. I will agree with your second post.My area's swarming with illegals and I devoutly wish that they would try to clean up their own area before contaminating ours.I won't defend the Southern Italians, but the Italians I am acquainted with are Northerners and the Florentines and Milanese are the greatest in my not too humble opinion.
Last edited by Gooding; 01-26-2009 at 03:30 AM.
Good point.I'm off to study this a bit more...
This was actually the last straw, but it seems my patience knows no bounds. Test it a little further if you wish.
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